How Does The Use Of Language In The Declaration Of Independence By Thomas Jefferson Differ From That In The Crisis By Thomas Paine?

What are the similarities in theme between the Declaration of Independence and "Common Sense"?

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There are similarities between the pamphlet Common Sense and the document known as the Declaration of Independence. Both documents called for independence from Great Britain. Common Sense was published in January 1776. During this time, there was a lot of discussion about what the colonists should do regarding Great Britain. Common Sense, written by Thomas Paine, explained to the colonists the reasons why they should become free from British rule. One of the things that Thomas Paine focused on was how the King abused the rights of the colonists.

The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, formally announced our independence from Great Britain. With the issuing of and adopting of the Declaration of Independence, we told the world that we were now our own country. In the Declaration of Independence, we explained to the world why we needed to declare our independence from Great Britain. We explained in great detail how the King violated the rights of the colonists. The document...

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